Gulf Coast Village introduces virtual reality memory support program at Palmview

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Jad Ryherd Photography, Cape Coral

Palmview is an assisted living and memory support residence in Cape Coral. Residents of Palmview will now have access to a virtual reality program designed to combat the effects of memory loss and dementia, announced Gulf Coast Village.

Utilizing virtual reality technology, Palmview has implemented a new program that is geared to spark positive cognitive results for those with various forms of memory loss. This will create pleasant and meaningful sensory experiences, reduce anxiety, improve spatial awareness and provid a unique cognitive exercise.

This is a technique growing in popularity.  The use of virtual reality can help boost levels of dopamine, an important neurotransmitter that is typically lower for seniors with forms of memory loss, like Alzheimer’s. Gulf Coast Village uses a multi-pronged approach to care, which encompasses seven dimensions of wellness including physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, vocational and environmental aspects. The latest memory support program offered within the Palmview community explores how the recreational use of this technology can serve as a therapeutic activity for residents.

“We are pleased to begin implementing the use of virtual reality within the Palmview community, utilizing the latest technologies to provide personalized memory care support for each individual,” said Kevin Ahmadi, area director of operations for Volunteers of America. “We are committed to implementing immersive, engaging strategies here at Palmview, and look forward to seeing the many ways that this program will enhance overall quality of life for our residents.”

To learn more about the memory support program, call our Memory Support Manager at 239-500-1433. 

About Palmview

Palmview is part of the Gulf Coast Village community, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers the full continuum of care for adults over 62, encompassing independent living, assisted living, specialized memory support, skilled nursing, outpatient services and home health care. For more information about Palmview, visit www.gulfcoastvillage.com or call Laura Borror, senior living counselor for Palmview at 239-217-4224.

About Gulf Coast Village

Founded almost 30 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral. 

The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, secured memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.